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Admin Account Disabled

Question: Admin Account Disabled

Hi All, I have a issues in where I connected my laptop to my customers domain to assist with a few issues. Upon leaving the domain and going back to a workgroup I realised that their server had applied a group policy that disabled by local admin account. I am now left with my user account that is not elevated enough to re-join the domain or to add/remove apps etc. I am unable to enable the local admin or promote my user account to admin group. I have no restore points and struggling to boot from USB to run a WINPE etc.

Any useful advice would be gratefully accepted, thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Admin Account Disabled

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I just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 and I put in the credentials I use to use on the windows 7 and it says my account has been disabled and i need to see my system administrator. Please help.

Answer:Why had my admin account been disabled?

To active built in administrator account please do following
1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type lusrmgr.msc, and click/tap on OK.
2. In the left pane, click/tap on the Users folder, then in the middle pane, double click/tap on Administrator.
3. Uncheck the Account is disabled box, click/tap on OK

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The user account I normally use is called ". Don't know how that happened, but I always seemed to have admin rights with this account. I could install and uninstall programs, for instance.

Now I cannot uninstall a program with either of my "normal" accounts. I ran the Belarc Advisor which indicates both are admin accounts and also shows the "built-in" admin account is disabled (if I'm reading it right).

I've tried using an advanced command prompt to activate the admin account. Didn't work. I'm wondering if there's a registry fix I can do in Safe Mode or something like that.

Thanks for any suggestions. I'm hoping I don't have to re-image. One piece of advice I've already received is I should switch to Windows Professional 64x.

Answer:Admin Account is Disabled in Win 7 - Is There a Fix?

So from a Elevated Command Prompt, you are entering

net use administrator /active:yes

but it's not working?

Try doing it from Safe Mode.

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I disabled my administrator account on XP pro without setting up any other account as admin and now I can't make any changes on my computer. How do I restore the admin account or set anew one?
 

Answer:Disabled Admin Account

It's not possible for us to know whether you really disabled your account or "found" a PC and want to know how to get into it. We will not help you with the latter. I am going to close this, but I know other moderators are taking a look so it will be reopened if one sees this differently from me.
 

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I have a desktop that I want to use as a lab for Win Server 2012, problem is I cannot access my Admin account. I can access the guest account but from there I can't do very much without the UAC screen asking for Admin password. I do not have reset disk or anything, the computer was bought from Amazon and is a custom build. I cant even get Speccy to tell what main board it s but Windows says it is a HP xw 4400 Workstation x64. I have run OhpCrack but it says the Admin account is "Disabled" but DID give me the password for the guest account... Any ideas?? I just want to install VMWare ESXi in it to run Win server 2012 so I can follow "Eli the Computer Guy" as he takes us through the track. Please help!!!

Answer:Win 7 Admin account disabled, or something...

Whoever supplied it should have provided it as from factory eg without any accounts already established. Who created the admin account?

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I had to reset my comp to factory settings. After doing so whn I boot it up it gives 2 options to log on as, administrator and user. when I click on admin it says "your account has been disabled. please see your system administrator"

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:admin account disabled

Logon as user and then do any of these:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Open a command prompt(Run as Administrator).
Type the following command and enter.

net user administrator /active
Log out and see if you can now log in as Administartor, as well as your existing one.
If not, do it the long way.
Shut down the computer for a cold boot. Tap the "F8" key as you are booting.
Select "Safe Mode with networking" from the boot menu.
Log into windows 7 with your user account.
Open a command window (START--->RUN--->CMD.exe). At the command prompt type the following (as above)
net user administrator /active
Log out and log back in as administrator.

Another way
Go to Start
Type Control UserPasswords2. (or Open the Start menu, and type lusrmgr.msc )
Click Advanced.
Click Advanced again.
Select Users.
Select Administrator and untick the the box “Administrator is disabled”
Now log out and login as Administrator.
The action leaves you a little more vulnerable to outside attack. Not a big issue if you are confident with your anti virus control etc.

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I've had a lot of trouble trying to fix my 3 year old PC. I recently set it up to my parents TV so they can watch DVD's and browse the internet. I wanted to disable the need for a password to log in and found a method of skipping the log in screen. Inside user accounts I un-ticked "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". (start, "netplwiz" to access).

Unfortunately after a restart, the account that had been set up as an administrator had been converted to a guest account (No idea why this would happen?!). The hidden admin account in windows 7 is also disabled and can not be accessed (in safe mode or command prompt) at all to re-enable the other user's admin status. I can not start anything in elevated status or install any new applications at all as there are no admins! Trying to activate the admin account in command prompt comes up with:

"System Error 5 has occurred, Access is denied"

The system is running on windows 7 home premium 32bit. UAC was turned down to the lowest setting in the interface, but I can not access the setting at all now! I was just about to set up a system recovery as the pc was setup exactly as I wanted it, so there's no way to do a system restore either! I've exhausted all the possible solutions I could find, which just keeps leading to more problems which ends up in an infinite loop which is unfixable!

Oh, I was also using logmein at the time to do remote desktop in case my parents need any he... Read more

Answer:Admin account disabled completely.

Welcome to Seven Forums Amoo. If no one has a specific fix for your problem, before reinstalling windows, try the Repair Install:

Repair Install

A Guy

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hello

I have a lenovo laptop with the TMP chip and bitlocker.

I had a admin account on the domain but i took the laptop off the domain, did not realise that the local administrator account is disabled.

So now i can only login to the laptop with a standard account. Is there a way to enable administrative rights on the laptop again. I cannot join the PC back to the domain it says access denied in powershell.

Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
many thanks in advance.
Upen Desai

Answer:Windows 10 disabled admin account

upendesai said:

hello

I have a lenovo laptop with the TMP chip and bitlocker.

I had a admin account on the domain but i took the laptop off the domain, did not realise that the local administrator account is disabled.

So now i can only login to the laptop with a standard account. Is there a way to enable administrative rights on the laptop again. I cannot join the PC back to the domain it says access denied in powershell.

Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
many thanks in advance.
Upen Desai



Hi Upen Desai and welcome to Tenforums.

Please have a read of this tutorial.
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Once you get the hidden Admin account enabled, you'll be able to change your user account from standard to admin. Then please remember to hide the Admin account when you're finished.

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I was trying to create a different account with Administrator access and accidentally disabled the Admin access on my original User Account......so, I now have no users with any admin access. I effed up bad.

Anyway to get around this other than just reinstalling the OS? Thanks.

Answer:Accidentally Disabled Admin Account

Go into Safe Mode, enable built-in administrator account, reboot and log into administrator account, and then assign administrative privileges to the other account as desired.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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whenever i try to edit user group/create administrator group/or try to install exe files
an error occured that u need administrative previliged to do this, also when i try to run cmd(unable to run as administartor)
to start any exe file or try to use command "net user administartor /aactive:yes" system error 5 occur
i cant even run my computer in safe mode as administrator as it asking for password whic i never set BUt
another user created automaticallly name "ltffzxacbelc" created through whic i m able to login but do not have admin right
even my antivirus is disbaled by this user
PLSSS hel me guyyysss
thank uuuu

Answer:ADMIN ACCOUNT DISABLED BY VIRUS WHT TO DO??

nikhilrdm,

Let's use the following and see if we can get to the root of the problem...


Please plug a USB flash drive into a clean computer.
Go to Start > Computer
Double-click Computer, and select the flash drive.
Right-click and select: Format
Press Start on the Format prompt.
Remove when done.

You may want to print these instructions so you can have access to follow
Also, you may want to read them once before you apply them.

Go to the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download
Select the download that applies to your system. (32-bit)
Save the program to the >> USB flash drive.

Next, plug the flash drive into the problem computer.



Start the computer. As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select your language settings, and click: Next
Select your User account and click: OK (If you did not set a password, leave blank.)
On the System Recovery Options menu you get the following options: Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Scan your computer's memory for errors
Command Prompt
Select Command Prompt In the Command window, at the blinking cursor type notepad and press: Enter
In Notepad, under the File menu select: Open
Double-click Computer, find the flash drive letter, remember what letter it is, click on it, and press: Open
Close out of Notepad.
Click the Command window
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hello

I have a lenovo laptop with the TMP chip and bitlocker.

I had a admin account on the domain but i took the laptop off the domain, did not realise that the local administrator account is disabled.

So now i can only login to the laptop with a standard account. Is there a way to enable administrative rights on the laptop again. I cannot join the PC back to the domain it says access denied in powershell.

Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
many thanks in advance.
Upen Desai

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Just loaded 7 and the administrator account is disabled by default. Now since the only account available is a guest account, how do I get logged in as the administrator? How do I make it active with no admin rights?

Answer:Admin Account Disabled By Default

The account you created during setup will be a member of the administrators group.

The builtin Administrator account is always disabled in Vista or Windows 7 when the OS is installed except under the following circumstances.

1. You do an upgrade install, and the only active Administrator account on the previous install was the builtin Administrator account.

or

2. You insert a synchronous command in an unattend answer file that enables the builtin account during one of the later installation phases.

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So I'm trying to fix my cousin's computer, for some reason they disabled the admin account. Using the command net user administrator /active:no. This wouldn't be a big deal to re-enable, but there's only other account other than the admin account a user account. The problem is that other account has parental controls on it, and the only way to re-enable the admin account is with a password, but since the admin account was disabled it seems to be glitched as the previous password is no longer working.

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So today I attempted to install Win7 on my PC from an ISO I got from work, 100% legit with key. Well it failed. I found a guide that walked me through enabling admin account and then clearing services. I attempted the install again and it failed and then booted to vista. While trying to figure it out yet again I disabled the admin account because I did not need it. I then rebooted the PC just to make sure the settings stuck. Well they did but vista in it's infinite wisdom decided that my account was PW protected. I was years ago when I first had the PC but I had since disabled it. Now it seems it is re-enabled and now I am royally screwed. I am in need of suggestions because I have no backups and my GF's grad school work is on the PC. I have tried the Ophcrack and the Offline NT tool. To no avail keep getting "Could not find kernel image: Linux." If anyone knows anything else I can try I am game I need to get back in with out a full re-install. I did f8 safe-mode and it does not enable the admin mode.

Apologies if there is a related post I am in crisis mode and have been searching forums and backwater hack lists all day and I am frazzled.

Answer:Cannot log in to Account and Admin account is disabled...F-me, right?

Bump

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Hello, I have not posted anything in a long-while, been off the internet awhile.

Windows 7 Home Premium, several user accounts, most are administrator accounts (home computer):

User account types randomely change from admin to something else, or disabled.

Also, "some features are disabled by administrator" message appears (like the task manager, and ability to change desktop background for a few...) while on an account with administrator privlages.

The Windows 7 was upgraded from Windows Vista Home.

I haven't attempted to format and reinstall yet, but thinking about it...

Thanks for any feedback.

Answer:Windows 7 disabled features on admin account

Hi -

I would suggest you go ahead and re-install Windows 7 as it appears to be an option for you. It takes about 45 min system time.

Happy Holidays!

jcgriff2

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Ive accidentaly deleted/disabled admin account throught standart user.
Now I cant get it back, so I cant run anything which needs admin right, even enabling admin account
What now? I wanted to format partition and install windows again, but another problem, I get error that windows install process cannot find drivers for my dvd rom! LOL! but windows was already booted from that dvd. wtf. please help

Answer:Ive accidentaly deleted/disabled admin account

There is no way you made any change to the admin account if you were only logged in as a standard user. Please explain.

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Hi! I've seen some good solutions here, so i hope u will help me too...

My machine: ASUS laptop, Windows 7 64x
Problem: I have a virus that is blocking administrator rights, user account management, disables systemrestore and msconfig etc. There are no pop-ups. It also doesn't let me to modify the files in root of C:. Obviously, i can't switch from guest account and all changes are ignored or denied. That's why i cant run any antivirus, even in safe mode. I can't run DDS utility (bleeping-computer software), says not enough privileges, and i couldn't install MBAM, just like any other software. I did everything you said in the manuals, and only RogueKiller and Hijackthis managed to create a log, others failed. I couldn't disable UAC and do other things. Bitdefender (Bootable USB) found Trojan.Qhost.Gen in some system folder, deleted it, but nothing happened, i'm not even sure it is related to the problem. Even bootable Kaspersky and AVG didn't find the virus.
What i've done previously: I discovered it when i was trying to make a network with a desktop PC. It wasn't working, so i enabled empty passwords. This other PC is absolutely healthy. I have also been installing some minor applications.
Antivirus: I try to surf safe, and use fully functional Avira, firewall is on for private networks.

So it's a specific situation, what should i do? :confused rolleyes

Thankyou and i'm waiting for qualifued help. ... Read more

Answer:Virus that killed admin account, disabled instalations of antiviruses etc.

We actually do not ask for DDS logs nor HijackThis logs on this forum.

Did you install this >> PACE Anti-Piracy

Are you actually logging in on the Guest user account and not your own account?

Please do the below so that we can boot to System Recovery Options to run a scan.

For 32-bit (x86) systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For 64-bit (x64) systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.


Enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:



Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command PromptClick to expand...


Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
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Hi folks,
This morning i have recover some data that I have accidentally deleted previously. But after I recovered from the last backup, now when I try to access my profile I keep getting the following error "the trust relationship between this workstation and
primary domain failed". I am also unable to access with my local domain account as it seems to be disabled, and I have also tried to disconnect from the internet (both through Ethernet cable and Wifi) to not authenticate with the server,and reset the
workstation account form AD ,but none of these seems to be working so far. Anybody have a better suggestion?

Regards.
Andy

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Hi all,

Just installed an OEM version of Windows 7 Ultimate on a custom-made machine. It gets to the point of logging in. I type in Administrator and press enter, and I get the response, "You're account has been disabled. Please see your network administrator."

As it stands, I can't log in at all without Administrator working. Anyone have ideas on fixing this? Thanks,

Aaron

Answer:Windows 7 OEM, "You're account as been disabled." Admin account

Hello and welcome to SevenForums.

The account named "Administrator" is a special built in account that is disabled by default.
You should have been prompted to enter an Account Name during the install.
That is the account you should use to log in.
If you named this account "Administrator" during the install, I'm not sure what would happen, or if that's even possible.

Here's a SF tutorial about the "Administrator" account.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

hope this helps,
david

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I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,
PENNE
 

Answer:Lost Admin user account when made non admin account

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Pretty basic question (I think). Is the built-in administrator's account exactly the same as a manually created local administrator's account privilege wise? Or does the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges?

I have googled around, however, I can't find a clear answer for this.

Thank you

Answer:built-in admin account vs regular admin account

Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I just upgraded two brand new pc's from Win 7 to Win 10. Computers were already added to the domain in Win 7 and I was logged into the domain administrator account when I did the upgrade to Win 10. Now when I am logged in with the domain administrator account, I can't open Edge. It says "This app can't open. Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again."

How do I get the local "Administrator" account to be the Built-in administrator account?

The list of user accounts are:
admin (local admin account I made in Win 7)
Administrator (I assume local administrator account that is automatically created)
administrator.AESSEINVLTD (domain admin account I am logged in with)
Default.migrated
Public.

Answer:Domain admin account as built-in admin account

The domain admin account will have local admin rights as default. By design this account cannot run Edge. Either create normal user accounts or make the change in Windows 10 for the local admin account to be able to access apps through security policy changes. Not sure of the exact details (you will need to Google) but Windows 10 Pro you can change the local policy directly but Windows 10 Home you cannot and will need an alternate method.

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I hope someone can help me.

Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC notifications kept popping up. I was sure i had disabled these! Then i went to use my music software and it said that this account didn't have admin privileges.

I checked my user account and the check box states that is is an admin account and that UAC is turnd off. (i only have one account anyways)

Ive looked on google extensively, Tried making new profiles and copy the old one over, but that only worked to a certain point - lots of programs didn't work, lost mail settings etc. Not really workable.

Tried system restore to no avail.

Tried using the vista admin account and changing my account - rebooting - etc. No change.

My guess is that something has got corrupt in my user profile and windows is not remembering that i should be an admin. I can't use my software and i have a deadline!!

Any one who can help will win a magical prize or something!

Jen

Answer:Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Welcome
Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rs-groups.html
Procedure for Seven is the Same as For Vista.

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Hi,
I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??
 

Answer:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

Answer:No Admin Access /Cannot change existing user accounts to admin account

Hi
Sorry for your trouble First and EZ thing to do is system restore
or look here http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-10&faq=27

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6917-account-type-change-windows-10-a.html
Choose option 3 or 4


http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rename...ccount-windows

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-ma...in-windows-10/

http://www.chntpw.com/change-standar...or-in-windows/

Good Luck

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Hi

Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

Answer:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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Hi,
I am working on a 2012 ADDS based network and I have the following requirement.
I want to create a local administrator user account on the local domain computers (Win XP, 7 and 8) which will have full access on the PC but not the permission to edit other local administrator accounts.
Please advise how I can achieve this.

Thanks in advance,
Andreas

Answer:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.



I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many
organizations.




http://www.dannyeckes.com/create-local-admin-group-policy-gpo/

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

Answer:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

Answer:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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Basically I have two admin accounts one of which belongs to another member of family and one which belongs to me. Heres the situation:

The person who owns the other Admin account is changing my accounts password (also an admin account). Surely there is some way to make it so that I can not have my account's password changed unless it is logged on to my actual account (so my account's password can only be changed if my account is logged on?)

Is there a way?

In urgent need of help!

Thanks!

Answer:Prevent Admin Accounts From Changing Other Admin Account Passwords In Xp!

Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309799But, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.

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Hi

I tried to fix error message in Settings - Windows Update where it is saying in red fonts: Your insider preview build settings need attention. Go to Windows Insider Program to fix issue.
It showed up right after I visit Windows Insider Program in Settings. I have never used Insider build on this PC and I am not logged with Microsoft account. There is nothing to fix in WIP Settings. It is weird but anyway.. I jumped into different issue trying to solve this.

I tried Method 2 from this thread:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...a7da547?auth=1
Basically stopped a few services, renamed folders and started services again.

However it didn't fix my problem and unfortunately added more.

After restart PC I immediately noticed popup error window with error code that Windows Defender can not start, I can not open it from Windows Settings either.
Plus, I can not open any Admin tools like Services etc, which I think is pretty serious. However I can open Services from Task Manager.
It shows a "modern" red error window and saying something like: This app has been blocked for your protection. Publisher not trusted. Contact Administrator.

I am logged as Admin. I tried different Admin account - didn't help.
sfc /scannow found violations but can not repair.
I tried DISM command but during boot it crashed to BSOD.

Is it repairable ? Everything else seems to be working fine.

Thanks in advance for your help.
(sry for my eng)

Answer:Can not open Admin Tools and Defender in Admin account

so, I managed to fix it successfuly... I forgot to mention that I didn't have Restore points (Anniversary update had to disable it (!)) so this option was not available for me.
The problem was obviously in Catroot folder, not sure what happend but it deleted Catroot instead Catroot2 folder. I recovered files and everything works without problem.
However Windows Insider error warning is still present. It is already reported here v1607 Insider Preview build settings need attention - Windows 10 Forums

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Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open it. Possibly before or maybe after (I'm not sure) I realised I wasn't able to use any admin settings, (like add another account or see advanced system settings) open any applications that required admin rights (like CMD or any installation file) or do anything in the system menu. I've tried to look up the solution but can't find anything that fits the description of my problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance for at least reading this.

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Hi guys when my pc gets to the first screen where you choose your account my admin account has changed from my name to 'Other user' and when I click on it it asks for a username and password. Also trying to access files from the admin account when it prompts me with a password I enter it and the dialogue box goes away as if it has accepted the password but does not let me access the files. Any help appreciated thanks.

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Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open it. Possibly before or maybe after (I'm not sure) I realised I wasn't able to use any admin settings, (like add another account or see advanced system settings) open any applications that required admin rights (like CMD or any installation file) or do anything in the system menu. I've tried to look up the solution but can't find anything that fits the description of my problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance for at least reading this.

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Using Win 8.1

First off, the account I'am signed on with is listed as admin type account. It's the one I had to enter my windows account email.
Since installing the new MalwareBytes 2.0 program (which went in without any problem) it put an shortcut icon on desktop. I tried too move the icon from desktop to another folder and it said I needed admin rights to do this. Usually once I click on continue it gives me access and proceeds to carry out the command.
So I followed the tutorial to build hidden admin account. I type in: net user administrator /active:yes, it completed. I signed on to the admin account and tried the same operation and it still asked for admin rights.
What am I doing wrong?

UpDate: MalwareBytes 2.0 has a self protection ability that needs to not be enabled, otherwise everything associated with the Program including program icons located anywhere cannot be moved.

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Hi Guys,

I'm new to this forum (as in this is my first post) so please be gentle with me if this has been answered before.

So anyway I have a standard account with admin privileges, turned off UAC etc... but it doesn't seem to be elevated all the time for example I still see the "admin shield" icon next to some programs on my desktop. Most of the time I have to right click and select "Run as Administrator" from the popup menu and also Windows 8 still asks me when something needs admin mode and do I want to continue.

I have activated the hidden (true) admin account on my PC and when I log into that everything is elevated and great, no more prompts etc... which is what I want. But the problem is it looks very basic, I want to be able to transfer all my settings from my standard admin account to my true admin account, is this possible? I've tried going to system->advanced system settings->user profiles to copy the account across but the copy button is grayed out.

If this is not possible is there any way to make this standard admin account the full type which is always elevated?

Hope someone can help me, I'm getting very annoyed having to give permission for things I want to do all the time.

Thanks in advance

-milw0rm

Answer:Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Hello milw0rm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to elevate your standard administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in elevated Administrator account.

Be warned though, that all Metro Store apps and the Store will not work in an elevated account.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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forgot admin password, how do i unlock admin account on my home computer? windows XP

Answer:forgot admin password how do i unlock admin account?

You're not going to find password help here. Try going to google & enter "forgot admin password". The 1st hit will show you the way.

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a toshiba laptop, windows vista basic, started it and was going to take off norton and mcafee it came with and put a coujple of programs on so went to the accounts and click to disable the uac so it wouldn't ask about administrator all the time and went to restart the computer and now it won't bring windows up, acts like it is trying but then just gives you a choice of F2 OR F12. I tried safe mode and when you try to get into the admin account it says it has been disabled and if I try the account that had the name on it it just acts like it is going to try to boot but just goes as far as giving you a choice for the F2 OR F12, I tried the guest account same thing, am I going to have to put the system back on again or is there a way to get bvack in? I tried system restore it says there is no restore point, tried the last know good configuration and it didn't work. tried the fix startup problems and it went through a few things when I clicked finish it still didn;'t start, Can someone help me with this? If I have to do a clean install there is a recovery disk with it and a driver disk do you do it the same as you would windwos xp? Please hellp When I first started it it started up fine, I must have turned the account off not knowing it. I went into the user account and disabled the UAC and clicked ok and it said it had to restart so I said ok and thats when all this happened.
 

Answer:Windows Vista basic-disabled the UAC -won't startup now-says account disabled-Please

Yes, a restore disk with restore your PC back to its clean state as if you got it new. Not sure why its preventing you from logging in, some sort of configuration error. Pleasse note, if you use the restore disk, you lose any data on the HD.

If data is important, try using a Live Linux CD and boot from that, then you can access the HD and copy files of it before using the restore CD.
 

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I deleted my admin account and now using guest account but i can't make a new admin account. Whenever i type in a name is says, The specified account name is not valid, because account names cannot contain charachters: . So i tried running cmd as an administrator then typed: net user administrator /active yes and no matter how or what i do i keep getting denied and i really need to make an admin account some programsi still cant run and projects i cant do even if i right click an d run as an administrator. So can somebody please help me.

Answer:deleted admin account need admin account

Specified account name is not valid because of invalid characters

You can't use some characters in account names.

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So I went to cmd and I want to know if I have the built in admin account. Im logged in as a standard user, second account.
and in cmd I typed NET USER USER which probably shows the administrator account. But in the comment section it doesnt say BUILT IN ADMIN ACC FOR ADMINISTRATERING THE PC. Only the hidden admin account has that comment . But how do I know I have the built in admin acc?
Any help is patiently accepted

Answer:How to know if you have a BUILT IN ADMIN ACCOUNT or a MAIN ADMIN

The built-in Administrator account is disabled by default. The reason it is disabled is that it is not subject to UAC protection - enabling it and leaving it enabled is dangerous as it allows malware full access.

Any active account with 'admin' rights such as (presumably) your USER one will be a member of the Administrators group, but not THE administrator. To see that one, type NET USER ADMINISTRATOR





C:\Users\owner>net user administrator
User name Administrator
Full Name
Comment Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
User's comment
Country/region code 000 (System Default)
Account active No

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I'm just getting a new HP Envy 700-010 computer set up. Came with 8 and then was upgraded to 8.1
 
I started with a Microsoft id, which set me up as Administrator, and that's working fine.
 
I set up a Local account with Type = Administrator, which it shows in the User Account profile.
 
I expected that this new Admin account would be a full-on Admin, with the ability to see and edit all files, pictures, documents, etc.,  including system "stuff," but it does none of that.  If I check the Properties/Security on a folder/file, it will show the account, saying that it is Admin, and showing the same controls as my Admin account, but it is unable to see any of the Library documents which reside in the structure under my Admin name (which is where I pasted them after copying from my Win 7 machine).  I haven't really done any other testing to see what else it could/could not do, once I found it couldn't even pick a new account picture for itself.
 
Are my expectations wrong, or is there something else I should have done, or done differently? I have deleted and then recreated it. I haven't done anything with Homegroup, as there is nothing to share. Should I?   We're a single computer/printer home.
 
My goal is too have only two accounts.  This new one as Admin account and a new Standard account for daily use, both as Local Accounts....then remove my Microsoft Admin user account. 
 
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Answer:New 8.1 account set as Admin, but doesn't work as Admin

Have You taken ownership of them?
This should work in windows 8.1 too. It works in My Windows 8.
Take Ownership of a File or Folder
Read the directions.

 
An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer.

 
Good Luck
Roger

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Greetings,

I am trying to change the folder properties of a applications folder from read only. I am doing this per instructions from the apps provider to prevent crashes.

When I go to change the permissions it states I need admin privileges. The only account I have on the box is the admin however I did change the name to something besides admin. The account is definitely an admin account.

Any thoughts?

Windows 7 64 bit
 

Answer:Admin rights not working for Admin account

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So I went to cmd and I want to know if I have the built in admin account. Im logged in as a standard user, second account.
and in cmd I typed NET USER USER which probably shows the administrator account. But in the comment section it doesnt say BUILT IN ADMIN ACC FOR ADMINISTRATERING THE PC. Only the hidden admin account has that comment . But how do I know I have the built in admin acc?
Any help is patiently accepted

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I installed a few programs last night and I lost all my admin privileges.

I'm using an account that has admin rights, and yet these happened:
- run button in the start menu has disappeared.
- turn off button has also disappeared; I can only log off
- I cannot run the task manager when I press ctrl-alt-del
- some sys tray applications stopped being started up with the windows (skype, msn messenger, icq, adobe lightroom, daemontools)
- when I load Adobe Photoshop CS2, I get this message that says "You are not allowed to continue because your account does not have administrator privileges".
- I'm sure there're more things waiting to be discovered.

But the thing is, my account has admin status!

I've run adaware to clear out all spyware already. I'm attaching a HijackThis log; can anyone help see what's wrong?
Code:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:46 PM, on 8/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
E:\Win95\Utilities\Microsoft Activesync\wcescomm.exe
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Answer:Admin account lost admin privileges!

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So I have a Windows 7 system that runs a program that has config files in Appdata as well as My Documents.

Right now it has a single admin login, and I want to change that.

Is it possible to create a non-admin account, that will share the same Appdata and My Documents?

I want the ability to prevents users from making changes, but then allow me to go in and make changes using different privileges.

Thanks!

 

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Hello All, This is my first post here and I hope that you all are willing to help out a "newbie" of the forum, because as of right now I am getting fed up with my BLEEPING COMPUTER!!!My computer has been acting a little funny lately...I'm not sure what the issue is, but a lot of my administrative privileges seem to have been changed, ie "You do not have permission to (fill in blank)" If anyone has time to take a look at my hijackthis logfile as well as the adsspy logfile to see if there is anything that looks a little fishy. I have had THREE different instances of my bank account info being exploited and just recently my Hotmail account was hijacked and used as a "mass SPAM sender". Also, the last logfile is from a program called IOBit, which has a HijackScan tool as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!HIJACK THIS LOGFILELogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:55:31 PM, on 5/3/2011Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Progr... Read more

Answer:Possible crcss.exe trojan? Little to no admin privledges? Hotmail Account Hijacked as well as bank account

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Hey, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop and I need help getting my Standard user account back to Administrator. I can't run certain programs and I also can't install and uninstall anything. I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restore. I have already tried Safe Mode and I can't enable and built in admin either. Please help me! Thank you!

Answer:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

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I went out to eat something into the kitchen for abotu 15 minutes and I come back to see my computer on a non responsive black blank screen, I pop in my windows CD and for some reason it just decides to finish up an install.

Then windows (XP) and my user account is missing, it just loaded up a default admin account with my user name. But still the hard drive shows up as having all my info... Help anyone?
Thanks...

I just ran lavasoft and AVG this morning as well.

Answer:My User account is missing...Loads up a default admin account.. Help

My info is still on my HD in drive C/programs.. But I can't access it

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We have a new dell business computer (don't have model with me now, but its an optiplex with serial and ps2 ports in the back, purchased a few months ago with i5 processor + 8 gigs ram) and our hard drive went bad and dell replaced it. Then a little later we had an issue with our windows genuine activation saying its not genuine when we had windows 7 and it blocked the admin account on the sign in screen (only account). Meaning you can't do anything, there are no other options, no option to enter key code or make genuine or anything like that. 
So I reinstalled Windows 7 (Dell CD) + downloaded drivers (except sata drivers which it didn't show it needed in device manager and I was pushed to finish quickly) from dell  today, thought all was well. It showed genuine and activated, etc... 
Employee upgraded to windows 10. Guess what? The login screen when you turn on the computer has once again blocked the admin account which is the only account. What is going on and how do I fix it? This is ridiculous. I can't even login to try to fix it.

edit: forgot to mention that this computer was added to a domain at work, not sure if that makes a difference or not

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I've just installed a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. By default the 'first' user account (as declared in windows setup), is set at administrator level.
I want to run this 'main' account as a standard user, but when I went to change this in account settings, the option to change the account to standard was greyed out.

I decided to enable the administrator account to change this (computer management/local users and groups, un-ticked 'account is disabled'). I logged on as administrator, then changed the main account to standard.

As the Administrator account is now 'enabled', it shows on the welcome screen. I don't want this.
I went back and disabled it (running computer management as admin, in the now standard account, and re-ticked 'account is disabled').
technically, this should be how it was before I touched it, except, the 'main' account is now at standard user level, rather than administrator level.

The problem i have now, is when trying to run anything on the standard account, that needs admin rights, i get the UAC box, asking to enter admin password (which is blank), but there is no 'administrator' icon or password field, and the 'yes' button is greyed out.

How can I have my main account as standard user, the administrator account not showing on welcome screen, but allowing it (admin) to authorise actions on the standard account that required admin rights via UAC? i.e when UAC comes up, I can cl... Read more

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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I have not found anything like my problem on any forum or thread. In my Administrator Account the Windows Store opens and I can install Apps. I expected those same Apps I just installed to appear in my User Account, they did not. Both my Admin and User accounts are Microsoft accounts.

In my User Account my Windows Store will not open (see image 1 below). I tried to use Command Prompt - Admin to run WSReset.exe (see image 2 below).
Then I tried to use a .bat file to re-register Windows Store (guess what? yeah see image 3 below).

I ran SFC /SCANNOW in both my Admin and USER accounts. No problems were found in either account. I noticed SFC ran in less than 30 minutes in my Admin account, but SFC took just over TWO HOURS to run in my User account.

My only idea at this point is to DELETE my User account and reinstall it. I thought I might reach out for other suggestions before doing that.

All replies are appreciated.

Answer:Problems in User Account, not appearing in Admin Account (store, sfc)

I should think you could delete it for it sounds corrupted.

User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

User Account - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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If I login to the administrator account to make changes, I naturally want any changes I make to appear in the standard user account since that is the one I am making changes for. Does this happen automatically or do I have to do something special to make sure it always works that way?

Answer:User admin account to make changes that show up in standard account?

You are correct - only a moron or someone who didn't care about security would run as part of the administrator group all the time. Lots of people do but that is their prerogative.

You say changes (what changes you do not say) are not copied from one user account to another. This is obvious. That is the point in having separate accounts. If user account A has authority to do something does that mean users account B-Z should as well? The obvious answer would be no.

Give an example of your issue as at the moment it seems you are just not understanding the difference between group and user level security.

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This is very strange. A few weeks ago someone in my household created a user account with administrative privileges and changed the other accounts to standard users. Problem is that now we can not log on to the account. It isn't on the log in screen. All I can do it see it through the manage accounts option in the control panel. From here I can attempt to add a password among other things. Since the account I do have access to is standard. What I want to do is, get on the account or get rid of the account. I need administrative privileges on an account I can access. Why can't I see this account on the log in screen?

Answer:Weird account problem Admin account not at login screen

Hello and welcome Chas mate I would find the culprit and recover the password for that account from whoever it is and change the admin back to what it was previously.

Now given you state it is someone within your household I am thinking this person or persons need a good talking to if that person is still there of course if not then you have a problem.

I don't think even a system restore will do it either.

The alternative is to back up all your data and reinstall.

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hi, does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account?

When I open my computer, then right click on the "This pc" there is a option called "Manage". Then under manage, there are user accounts. I mistakenly deleted the "Administrators" group from my current account. Only left is standard user group.

The admin account is password protected and I have the password. Is it possible to log into the admin account and change promote back my current account?

I did try to right click "manage", but I get this window (attached file) with no place to put the password. That is slightly annoying. I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group.

I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items, such adding hardware and items under "Device manager" etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account. Seems that deleting the admin solves the not being able to make a new account, but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings.

Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager? It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware.

Currently, on standard user, I am unable to go to "device manager" and other admin based stuff (with that admin shield logo).

Thanks

Answer:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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I have a set of folder I encrypted from my user account. I haven't figured out how to access them from my admin account.

In reverse, while logged on my admin account, I droppped some files into folder encrypted by my user account. I can't access those files when I log on as a user.

How can I get access to all my encrypted files regardless of which logon I use?

Answer:Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

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Hi, I basically had 3 accounts on my computer, one being "Administrator" (w Admin rights), one "test" (Standard User rights) and one more "User" that is the one I use most frequently (with Admin rights). When I last used it last Friday the User account was still present and all my programs were working fine.

However, when I came back to office today, I found that the User account was missing from the welcome screen, and only the "Administrator" and "test" account were there. Somehow, I could not login to the "Administrator" account. When I logged into the "test" account, all the program shortcuts were blank (Firefox, Adobe Reader Etc) and only IE and the default windows programs would work. I suspected that there might be a virus, but I couldn't install anything because I did not have the admin priviledges.

My question is:

1. How do I get back into my admin account?
2. is there any way to install anti-virus programs (by going around the admin account) to help solve this issue?

In a nutshell, I'm basically stuck with a standard user account and I can't do anything with it. Any help would really be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

*Just to add, I tried using System Restore on the Standard account, but when I click "Open System Restore" nothing happens.

Answer:Windows 7 admin account is locked, on;y stuck with a standard account.

First off if you actually named your accounts Administrator and User then that may be part of your problem (Maybe not with the account named User but certainly with the one named Administrator).

Windows already has a built in account named Administrator, even though it is normally disabled by default. Creating a NAMED account using the name Administrator is not a good Idea.

Start by booting into Safe Mode and see if the system boots to the built in, but normally disable, Administrator account. If it does create New Admin rights NAMED account, using some other name then Administrator. From that boot normally and log into that new account and see if you can access your files from the other accounts. You may need to take ownership of those other accounts.

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I am trying to change my user account from guest to admin as many things aren't working right. I have tried cmd -> netplwiz and it asks me for an admin password, but gives me no box to type it in. Even if it did, I don't know what the admin password is. I have two accounts set up - one as local user and the other is a microsoft account. Neither seem to have admin privileges.

Answer:Stuck with a guest account - can't access admin account

That subject cannot be discussed on this Forum.

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Hi. I'm getting a bit confused about how to set up child's laptop with me as an Administrator. I've read a few internet articles but they all seem to start by assuming that you have set up the computer in your own name first and are then adding a child. I put the child's name in when installing W10 and they currently have a standard user account with a password. When I go into add a family member it asks for a microsoft account email. Now presumably that is asking for the child's microsoft account email (which he doesn't have) - so I assume I don't put my own microsoft account email in there. In which case I can't work out how to set up an account as an adult admin on a family account, without creating a microsoft account for the child first. Any tips please!

Answer:Existing child account - how to make a new Admin account

By default, the user account that was set up during Windows 10 installation should be an administrative account. Windows seems to only allow to create a standard or limited account after logging into Windows. How do you know the account you've added is a standard account?

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After a power failure , I could not have access to my only account (Ron Wolpa) which was administrator (DETAIL : I CAN?T REMEMBER THE PASSWORD I USED DURING INSTALLATION) .
After booting and rebooting many times I could load an empty desktop screen.
I remember to have read an error message stating that the info on my profile could not be found , the exact words I can?t remember :

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to an unavailable location. ?..
IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO CONNECT WINDOWS TO THE EVENT NOTIFICATION SERVICE , THIS PROBLEM PREVENTS THE ACCESS TO THE STANDARD USERS?.

Once in the corrupt desktop (none of my icons loaded, nothing at all ) by luck I gained access to the control panel through an icon on the task bar icon tray.
This enabled me to create a new account , named Emergency , that is where I am now writing this message.
I wished I could repair my old administrator account and spare me the work of reconfiguring everything on my new account that has not admin privileges.
At the point I am , without the admn password , what is the best that could I do ?

Thanks.

Answer:Admin account profile corrupted , created a new account..

http://cdslow.webhost.ru/files/ntpwedit/ntpwed05.zip

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After installing windows 10 home, I logged in with whatever default account there is. I then logged in with my Microsoft account to pull down some settings but then switched over to a local account so nothing else gets synced. Things have since been working fine until this morning.

Now for some reason, my user account is recognized as the built-in admin account and I can not longer run any of the modern apps that I downloaded or those that come preinstalled (including edge). the cmd command

`net users` lists my account as the defaultAccount so at least that's consistent.

I have tried the solution offered here:

Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10 - Super User

to no success.

I am unable to begin the prompt to create a new user account located in settings > accounts > Family & Other Users

Which brings the to point of me having no idea what to do. I can't create a new account to transition to. I can't give my account the ability to run these apps (which is preferred).

Answer:My user account now qualifies as the built in admin account

Hi, press the win + r key's together in the run dialogue box type:- lusrmgr.msc press OK, expand Users find your account and right click, select properties, what is it a member of? Do you have other accounts?

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Hi, I only have one account in my Win8.1x64 PC. It was "Admin" (Standard user was not available, grayed). I tried to change it to "Standard" using Local Policy Group and now the account changed to "Local Account" and whatever I want to do (Change UAC settings, open Local Policy Group,check disk for errors, etc etc) I get the attached message below.I can't even press "YES" as it's grayed. How can I disable UAC and return my account to Administrator? Thanks

Answer:Admin account changed to Local Account/Can't disable UAC

Please follow the steps in this thread:
Accidentally changed the admin account to a local account

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My computer was set up using a single user account with admin privileges and all apps have been installed. In order to minimize the virus threat I now want to create a user account without admin privileges, but be able to access all apps and itunes library that I have already installed using the admin account.

Please let me have a step by step method how I should set about doing this

My system : i3 windows 8.1 4GB RAM 500GB HD

Thankyou

Answer:How 2 transfer apps from Admin account to ltd user account

I'd go to Control Panel, Users Account and add a new Standard account. The new name only has to be one character different. The new account should be able to do most things but will be quite limited in making changes to the computer.
How Microsoft Overhauled User Accounts In Windows 8
I'd leave the existing account alone, should always have at least one that has administrative rights. There is an actual Administrator account but it is hidden on purpose.

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Hi I have accidentally changed the admin account to a local user and now cannot make any changes to my laptop. I am using an ASUS brand and when I click on manage user accounts it pops up with a screen "connect smart card". Kindly help, thanks in advance.

Answer:Accidentally changed the admin account to a local account

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I installed Windows 7 home premium 64 bit on my new PC and presently have only an administrator account. I'd like to create a user account with limited privileges for safe browsing, emails etc; but I dont want to start afresh installing programs, setting up email etc.
Is there a way I can create a duplicate of the admin account?

Answer:Create duplicate user account of admin account

Go the easy route and create another admin account. Then just change the account type for the present admin account.

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I've been to help my mum fix her computer since yesterday, after she had a power cut and the computer wasn't turned off correctly.  When she tried to log back in she found her administration account wasn't working or was corrupted.  In investigating and trying to sort the problem I have found numerous other problems.
The account management section of the control panel isn't accessable, it does nothing when clicked, so she can't create a new account and migrate her information.  There is another admin account, which does work, but the account management section can't be accessed through there either, nor can it be accessed in safe mode.  We disabled startup programs, except Windows, but this did not help, and now can't access msconfig to turn those programs back on.
 
Command prompt will not allow itself to be used at an administrator level, an error occurs, and when using it normally scf /scannow doesn't work either, the message claims this isn't a known command.  At this point command prompt no longer works.
 
I have tried using TeamViewer to help but cannot get access to the start menu, it simply won't allow it.
 
System restore can't be used as there are no restore points.
 
I attempted to run the windows anti virus you can get for free if you own a Microsoft product, but it would not initiate the scan.
 
I'm wondering if the computer has a virus, as my mum is not very good about regularly running checks.
 
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Answer:Admin account unreacable and account management not workig

Try enabling the hidden Administrator Account using this utility. You will need to create a bootable disk. The iso file can be burned to a disk in Windows 7 by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. You can also burn the iso image using Imgburn. If using it make sure you opt out of any optional programs.
 
See this guide. The utility shown has been updated from that shown in the guide.
 
Reboot and you should be able to access the computer using "Administrator"
 
Edit: Here is a video that will help
 
Edit Edit: Because Vista users cannot update to Windows 10 and end of life for Vista is April 2017 I strongly suggest you move to a different OS especially if your mother only does some browsing, email, and banking. You can check out the following linux distros. Mint and Ubuntu.
 
Once you set up either distros with a strong password it is basically set and forget. You would only need to check monthly for any security updates. Your chances of getting malware are slim and none.
 
You can boot the distros as a live disk and see which one you prefer. There is a linux section at Bleeping Computer that would be able answer any question you may have. You would need to backup any personal data including bookmarks and any email before installing linux.

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I have always been running admin and even until now I run as admin. But, I have been doing a little bit of research and realize that using a standard account is a safer practice. I have never even used a standard account. Is using a standard account a better practice? Also, how does doing average task such as installing programs and updating work through the standard user account?

Answer:Using default admin account vs standard user account

Its safer to always run programs with lower privileges, and run as administrator when needed. Personally, I like my UAC set to the max. Basically, it stops programs from messing with your PC without permission.

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Hi guys, 
 
Well I have recently created a new Admin and new Standard account as the last two were having issues. However when I opened up an APP on my Standard Account yesterday which was Login Studios and clicked the download link to search for new login screens, as well as opening up the login studio site it also opened up a Tab that I already had on my Admin account. And I could see the history from that one too. It was like I was back at my Admin account without even logging on or off or switching user accounts. I also tried this with another application and the same thing happened. 
 
Can anyone explain what this means please?
 
 
Thanks.

Answer:History From Admin Account Appeared in Standard Account

See if this helps.

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I've been to help my mum fix her computer since yesterday, after she had a power cut and the computer wasn't turned off correctly.  When she tried to log back in she found her administration account wasn't working or was corrupted.  In investigating and trying to sort the problem I have found numerous other problems.
The account management section of the control panel isn't accessable, it does nothing when clicked, so she can't create a new account and migrate her information.  There is another admin account, which does work, but the account management section can't be accessed through there either, nor can it be accessed in safe mode.  We disabled startup programs, except Windows, but this did not help, and now can't access msconfig to turn those programs back on.
 
Command prompt will not allow itself to be used at an administrator level, an error occurs, and when using it normally scf /scannow doesn't work either, the message claims this isn't a known command.  At this point command prompt no longer works.
 
I have tried using TeamViewer to help but cannot get access to the start menu, it simply won't allow it.
 
System restore can't be used as there are no restore points.
 
I attempted to run the windows anti virus you can get for free if you own a Microsoft product, but it would not initiate the scan.
 
I'm wondering if the computer has a virus, as my mum is not very good about regularly running checks.
 
While I cou... Read more

Answer:Admin account unreacable and account management not workig

Try enabling the hidden Administrator Account using this utility. You will need to create a bootable disk. The iso file can be burned to a disk in Windows 7 by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. You can also burn the iso image using Imgburn. If using it make sure you opt out of any optional programs.
 
See this guide. The utility shown has been updated from that shown in the guide.
 
Reboot and you should be able to access the computer using "Administrator"
 
Edit: Here is a video that will help
 
Edit Edit: Because Vista users cannot update to Windows 10 and end of life for Vista is April 2017 I strongly suggest you move to a different OS especially if your mother only does some browsing, email, and banking. You can check out the following linux distros. Mint and Ubuntu.
 
Once you set up either distros with a strong password it is basically set and forget. You would only need to check monthly for any security updates. Your chances of getting malware are slim and none.
 
You can boot the distros as a live disk and see which one you prefer. There is a linux section at Bleeping Computer that would be able answer any question you may have. You would need to backup any personal data including bookmarks and any email before installing linux.

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I got the laptop as a gift, and one Account was set up as Admin and Local. There is no other account.

Today, I had to print a pdf file, and the computer wouldn't recognize the printer (HP 1102). It had previously set up the driver for the printer itself. Since I had a backup file of Printer driver on my laptop, I tried to use uninstall.exe file to uninstall the driver, and then reinstall it. However Windows doesn't allow the exe file to run with the message that it is a potentially dangerous file, and I need Admin access. That's when I noticed that Admin and Local are same. I don't much fiddle with these settings and am unaware of how to set these up. So I read a few threads here on MG. But I don't get the hang of how I separate the Admin and Local Accounts. I don't want to end up with two local accounts.

Also, while using Printer trouble shooter, I got a message saying I had a USB 3.0 and I needed 2.0. But yesterday I printed without any problems. So how do I resolve these two issues that seem interrelated at one level, and yet are different.
 

Answer:Local Account And Admin Account Same On Win10/ Hp Printer

Go to USER ACCOUNTS and investigate what is there. Presumably you do know the password for the Admin acc.

NB: Ignore that USB warning, USB 3 are back compatible with USB 2 sockets. But all laptops sold now usually have both USB 3 and USB 2 sockets.
If you look at the EXACT Laptop model specs on the manufacturer website it will tell you.
 

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One user account (a limited account) is having trouble connecting to network. The administrator account worms fine. What gives?
 

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Hey Folks!
I'm running XP Service pak 2. I have three user accounts..Me as 'Administrator', and two 'Limited Accounts' for my wife and son.
My son is a gamer. I installed 'Call of Duty 2' from my account, and it shows up on my sons desktop, but he can ONLY play it on MY desktop! I know it has to do with administrator access, but what the hell? One can only play games/online games on Windows XP if he/she is a System Admin?!
Is there a way to modify my sons account so that he can play this game on his own desktop?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Playing Games on 'Limited Account' VS. 'Admin Account'

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hello every one
I was hoping if some one could help me at this.
I had created a local account in my machine which is a part of a small office network. and given it administrative rights. every once in a while the account gets downgraded to a limited user account and a I had to go all the way to control panel to reset the settings for that specific user account. I tried background check on the machine to check it for possible malware or virus infection but couldn't find anything.
could it be the user profile settings getting changed athomatically due several usages or could it be log file getting full or needs to be cleared?
so much in need for help

Answer:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

Roy

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My uncle Computer was setup by self-claim IT student who did something idiot.
He setup only one limited account for the computer and no administrator account,..when we try to install something, the installation is being denial.
this account is just running in read mode...you can do anything else.
I want to visit him just days ahead and I need to fix all this and install some communications software...but I don't have idea on what I should do, he don't want his computer to be reset into factory default.
I have also tried use the hidden admin account in boot mode,..but nothing happen..everything is denial.
At that I wasn't knowing..how to show the hidden Administrator account build into Windows, but now I know...my question is.......................
Will I be deny if I run "net user administrator /active:yes" in command prompt?..in order to display this hidden account.
Any other way to solve is highly welcome.


OS: Windows XP


Regards
Chol
 

Answer:Limited account on only...No Admin account..Windows XP

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Our son is away at school.
His laptop has an Administration Account and a General User account.
The Admin account is used for installing programs, running AV scans and doing Backups etc...
The General User Account is used for internet facing activities.
At school he can only connect to the school's Wi-Fi while logged into the Admin Account.
Is there anything that can be reconfigured so he can connect with both? Preferably the General User Account.
At home, he can connect using either account.
Thanks for your time.
 

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Hi

I recently upgraded a HP computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 pro using the
Windows update/free Upgrade.

How can I change my childs admin account to a child account? The account
is registered With a Microsoft account and i have added my Microsoft account
as a second admin on the computer.

Thanks

Answer:How to change admin account to child account

Hello creativex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you meant for how to convert your added account to be a "standard user" account instead of an "administrator" type account, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

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Hello all,

I need some guidance please. I have a chess software program that I installed on my Admin user account for W7 64 bit OS. The program is a bit older and would not run after installation on my W7 OS. After I went into the properties and compatibility mode and selected the option to run as if my OS was Windows XP Service Pack 2, then the program started running and working great!

My problem is that if I use a different User Account (other than admin) and try to run the program it gives me an error message and won't start. I also selected the compatibility mode for Windows XP SP2 in the other user account but it didn't help.

Finally, I went to: Control Panel - Programs and Features with the thought to try to uninstall and reinstall the program and the chess program isn't even listed with my other installed programs (and yet it still runs just fine on my Admin account).

Any guidance or thoughts on this matter would be most appreciated!

Regards,

Gavin

Answer:3rd party SW will run in Admin account but not User account...

Welcome
Gavin, did you give permission to the other user to use the game
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

You may also want to have it run as adminstrastor, when in the none adminstrator account
Run as Administrator

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i have to ask this i am on Windows 10 Home build 16299.19 as i am currently terminating an old account and going to my most current account but i am concerned that the one i use to login into my current PC might be lost and i do wonder if the admin account i use for this HP 550-a14 PC might be gone but not sure.

Answer:Local Admin Account vs standard Account

Originally Posted by msdragonfan


i have to ask this i am on Windows 10 Home build 16299.19 as i am currently terminating an old account and going to my most current account but i am concerned that the one i use to login into my current PC might be lost and i do wonder if the admin account i use for this HP 550-a14 PC might be gone but not sure.



Goto Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts which will tell you the status of all accounts.

Generally for security you should be using a User Account for general PC use, web surfing etc. Use the Admin Account for maintaining your PC. I also create a second Admin account on all my PCs to use as a backup in case the main Admin account becomes corrupted.

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Hi Folks,  i like to use on demand scanners alongside my regular AV and i do this when i'm in my Admin account,  now when i go to my user account do i need to do the scans for it as well ?
 
Thanks

Answer:Question about Admin account and user account

This might be of interest: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/198067/anti-malware-scan-on-a-computer-with-different-users/
 
 
Regards.....................

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My son was on my PC yesterday trying to login to his Microsoft account so we could watch a movie, we ended up connecting his Xbox to my TV. I am (was) the admin on my PC, there is no PW to login so when I power up the PC it used to take me directly to my Desktop. When I powered up my PC this morning it came up with a login screen with his name and a PW box. I don?t see anything to click to change account login because it?s the only account on the PC. I logged in using his account and PW. I went to Start/Settings/ Accounts/ I can see 1 account with his name, email account as Admin. First it appears to me that he somehow changed my Admin account to his information and second it looks like it?s trying to login to a Microsoft account because now it wants to verify the email on Outlook, which I don?t use.

How do I delete this account, get me back on as admin and get my PC back to no PW needed to login and goes directly to my Desktop?

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Can a local user acount with admin privelages be created in users as a local machine acct?

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i have to ask this i am on Windows 10 Home build 16299.19 as i am currently terminating an old account and going to my most current account but i am concerned that the one i use to login into my current PC might be lost and i do wonder if the admin account i use for this HP 550-a14 PC might be gone but not sure.

Answer:Local Admin Account vs standard Account

Originally Posted by msdragonfan


i have to ask this i am on Windows 10 Home build 16299.19 as i am currently terminating an old account and going to my most current account but i am concerned that the one i use to login into my current PC might be lost and i do wonder if the admin account i use for this HP 550-a14 PC might be gone but not sure.



Goto Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts which will tell you the status of all accounts.

Generally for security you should be using a User Account for general PC use, web surfing etc. Use the Admin Account for maintaining your PC. I also create a second Admin account on all my PCs to use as a backup in case the main Admin account becomes corrupted.

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Hello everyone. This is my first post on Ten Forums.

How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.

I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.

I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22...

TIA for any advice offered,

Steve

Answer:Set up admin account on system with standard account only

finnfire said:

Hello everyone. This is my first post on Ten Forums.

How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.

I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.

I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22...

TIA for any advice offered,

Steve



Hi finnfire and welcome to Tenforums.

If you did indeed put an administrative account on your son's machine, then it would show up when he tries to do something that requires administrative privileges, (i.e. install a new program), and ask for that account's password. When the UAC pops up, the administrative account will be there waiting for the password to be entered. If you remember the password for that account, then he can do whatever he needs to do, if you give it to him.

If this doesn't work, you could try Option #4 in this tutorial:
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Good luck and let us know ... Read more

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My account may have gotten corrupt in the update, Don't know for sure.
I do know this, This mess is way above my paygrade...LOL...
I really need some help to try to fix this issue.
The attachments can explain far better than me trying type what exactly is going on.
All I can say it's looks pretty darn complicated to me.
I hoping it looks worse than it is.




I think the simplest way to address this is to make my account an administrator again.
If it can be done, I'm going to need a step by step on how to do it.
Let me know what you all think...Thanks...

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My friend and I share my laptop. Recently I found out that he was watching porn on my computer. So I promptly confronted him, and told him to stop. Weeks later, he did it again. So I downloaded Norton's Safety Minder to prevent it. So this sneaky prick goes around and enables the guest account, and lo and behold, porn fest again.

What can I do? I don't want to keep him off the admin account, because he plays games on here, but I don't want him watching porn on my laptop either. Is there a way to put parental settings on the guest account? I know you can disable it, tried that, he just re-enables it, then disables it before he gets off. I'm really frustrated about this.

Answer:Need To Disable Guest Account On Admin Account

You could provide more info about your machine, of course.

For starters, password protect the BIOS and give the child a user account.

There's no need for him to use an admintrator account.

Occasionally check to make sure your BIOS is still secure. Other than that, take the machine away and lock it up.

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My son was on my PC yesterday trying to login to his Microsoft account so we could watch a movie, we ended up connecting his Xbox to my TV. I am (was) the admin on my PC, there is no PW to login so when I power up the PC it used to take me directly to my Desktop. When I powered up my PC this morning it came up with a login screen with his name and a PW box. I don?t see anything to click to change account login because it?s the only account on the PC. I logged in using his account and PW. I went to Start/Settings/ Accounts/ I can see 1 account with his name, email account as Admin. First it appears to me that he somehow changed my Admin account to his information and second it looks like it?s trying to login to a Microsoft account because now it wants to verify the email on Outlook, which I don?t use.

How do I delete this account, get me back on as admin and get my PC back to no PW needed to login and goes directly to my Desktop?

Answer:Admin account appears to be in sons account now

Convert the account back to a local account:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello all, My gf decided she wanted her admin account name changed on her Windows 8 machine from her first and last name. I edited her account name so that only her first name showed up. I used Netplwiz and everything seemed to go well. Upon rebooting the machine, somehow her guest account (which was turned off and not showing) was the only account accessible. Before this she only had her admin account which was just her first/last name and this was only the account accessible upon booting the machine. Now she cannot access her usual account. In the guest account, I was able to browse to the Users folder in Windows Explorer and see that her usual account titled her first name is still there. When trying to double click the folder, I am prompted for a password, but there is no box to type the password. When looking at the properties of her C drive about 150 GBs are showing as used so I am guessing all her data is still there. Can someone please help a guy out? V Day is this weekend and I would really like to survive it as she is already made at me for basically locking her out of her computer. Thank you in advance!

Answer:Only the guest account available. No admin account showing

You'll have to activate the built-in administrator account, and use that account to reverse-engineer the accidental lockout. Regular eightforum techs will appear shortly and give you the needed info.

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Hi

I recently upgraded a HP computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 pro using the
Windows update/free Upgrade.

How can I change my childs admin account to a child account? The account
is registered With a Microsoft account and i have added my Microsoft account
as a second admin on the computer.

Thanks

Answer:How to change admin account to child account

Hello creativex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you meant for how to convert your added account to be a "standard user" account instead of an "administrator" type account, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

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